DXC helps WSU in  move to hybrid cloud platform

Western Sydney University has selected global IT services company DXC Technology to move 75% of its existing, on-premise services for staff, researchers and students onto a managed Internet as a Service (IaaS) hybrid cloud platform.

Vocus gets $2.2b takeover offer from KKR

Australia's fourth biggest telecommunications company Vocus has received a $2.2 billion takeover offer from private US equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.

Vocus downgrades earnings forecast by $100m, shares dive

Australia's fourth biggest telecommunications company Vocus has issued a second profit warning in six months, downgrading its earnings forecast by almost $100 million and causing its shares to fall by close to 30%.

Kiwis show Aussies clean pair of heels in broadband

Houses and small businesses in New Zealand cities had an average fixed line broadband download speed of 41Mbps in February this year, with Dunedin leading the way with an average of 196Mbps.

Superloop teams with Prysmian in ‘record’ optical cable deployment

Telecoms cable manufacturer Prysmian Group has claimed a world record after Australian fibre infrastructure provider Superloop deployed what is purported to be the densest and highest fibre count underwater optical cable ever made.

Sprint wins damages from Time Warner over VoIP patents

US telecommunications holding company Sprint has been awarded US$139.8 million in damages from Time Warner Cable for infringing on patents for VoIP services.

Avaya files for chapter 11 bankruptcy

The California-based telecommunications company Avaya has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Cloud uptake rising rapidly, with IaaS spending to hit $1 billion by 2020

The uptake and spending on public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is increasing among Australia’s businesses and organisations, with market predictions that the Australian IaaS market is on track to grow by more than 60%, reaching $621 million this year and forecast to hit $1.049 billion by 2020.

Optus says it will expand 4G in Canberra

Australia's second largest telecommunications provider Optus has expanded its 4G services to provide better download speeds and voice quality and also data coverage for mobile users in the national capital.

Telstra loses another top executive as CISO quits

The top three IT roles at Telstra have now fallen vacant with the resignation of chief information security officer Mike Burgess today.

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